The O.C.

Season 3 Episode 14

The Cliffhanger

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 02, 2006 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Johny was confessing to Marissa, her hair was in front of her left shoulder in one scene and behind her shoulder in another. This goes back and forth a few times.

    • Goof: When Marissa is talking to Ryan at the diner, a piece of her bangs falls onto her forehead. When the camera goes to Ryan and changes back to her, they are tucked back, and then when it comes back to her a third time, it is falling out again.

  • Quotes

    • (Summer is talking to a college adviser and finds out that Seth missed his meeting with a Brown representative)
      Adviser: Seth Cohen?
      Summer: Yea, you know, gangly, mop-head, barely has an ass.
      Adviser: Right, unfortunately Seth missed his interview.
      Summer: What?
      Adviser: He was a no-show. He was just in here explaining the situation... something about a trailer-tractor accident?
      Summer: Oh my God, that little bitch.

    • Seth: This is pretty amazing, too.
      Summer: It's just a blue screen, Cohen.
      Seth: I know, but it's so blue. I never realized how blue it was before. I kind of, like, want to go swimming in it or something.

    • Julie: Go away Gus. I told you, I don't want to play strip pinochle.
      Neil: You play strip pinochle?
      Julie: Long story.

    • Summer: Cohen, you are in a deceit spiral. And if you don't stop now, you could turn in to one of those creepy old men who has secret attics where they hide stolen money and porn.
      Seth: Okay, first of all? That sounds awesome. Second of all, it could be worse. I got scared.
      Summer: Scared?
      Seth: Yeah. Tongue-tied, dizzy, my bladder felt weak.

    • Julie: It's my own fault. I let you do the scheming. Clearly not your wheelhouse. From now on if someone needs to be manipulated we put me in charge.
      Kirsten: Fair enough.

    • Ryan: Look, maybe you just feel sorry for him. Or, maybe sometimes you didn't think you could talk to me, or I wasn't listening. Or maybe you're in love with him. Either way you've gotta figure it out. Until then, I don't want to see you.
      Marissa: Look, I know things have been confusing-
      (Ryan leaves.)

    • (Neil looking through the New Match book: She's pretty.)
      Julie: Pear-shaped. But pretty.
      Neil: Oo. Look at her. Nice... smile.
      Julie: Yeah. Adult braces.

    • Johnny: Look, Marissa and I have a history together, alright? It's complicated.
      Kaitlin: Uncomplicate it. Do something.

    • Seth: We're getting dangerously close to an After-School Special here, Ryan. It's marijuana and I did it twice.

    • Matt: Hey, I didn't know we were working this weekend. Maybe you & I could go hit the links.
      Sandy: What, and ruin a sport I love?

    • Kirsten: Katie Rubel, 39, single, loves tennis, loves working out, do we have anyone for her?
      Julie: I say she dies alone.
      Kirsten: Julie!

    • Seth: (to Ryan) So, I wanted to be alone. Are you the only one in this family that's allowed to brood?

    • Seth: (To Summer) I'm not going anywhere... We... We should take our pants off.

    • Kaitlin: How many times do I have to tell you guys, it's called Mid-Winter Break. It's long.

    • Julie: I'm impressed. You're sneakier than I thought, Kirsten Cohen.
      Kirsten: Well, being around you all these years... it has rubbed off.

    • (To a disguised Julie Cooper)
      Taryn Baker: Why are you all bundled up like that? Has Newport been taken over by the Taliban?

    • Kaitlin: I want to talk to you about Marissa… this whole Johnny triangle we're all trapped in.
      Ryan: Triangle?
      Kaitlin: Well, now that I'm here, it's more like a square.

    • Marissa: Too bad, I was kind of looking forward to watching Summer bitch-slap Kaitlin for giving Seth pot.

    • Sandy: How about we find a strategy that doesn't involve liquor or sexual favors.

    • Julie: Kiki, I know you've been married for like two-hundred years, but you must remember something about dating.
      Kirsten: Well I hope so or I'm in the wrong business.

    • Seth: You've got this natural confidence, you're small and cute and people like you. I'm a social outcast with a mumbling problem.

    • (To Ryan, before falling off a cliff)
      Johnny: Dude, you are the last person I wanna see right now!

    • Seth: Summer was over pot by the 10th grade. She thinks it's totally juvenile. It'd be like telling her I'm into Beanie Babies.

  • Notes

    • Music:
      "Love Knows How To Fight" by M. Craft
      "Hide Away" by Rock Kills Kid
      "Fall At Your Feet" by James Blunt
      "Cava Del Rio" by Senza
      "Wasted" by Black Flag

  • Allusions